PRODYN Winter School 1999 in Sils Maria
WINTER SCHOOL on SMOOTH ERGODIC THEORY
Sunday January 24 - Sunday January 31, 1999
Carlangelo LIVERANI (Rome)
The winter-school was centered around four minicourses
of 4-5 lectures each. There were also 3 research lectures
by senior participants and a poster session
for younger participants.
Gérard BENAROUS (EPF Lausanne)
Introduction to large deviations
Pierre COLLET (Palaiseau):
Escape rates and entrance times
Tomasz NOWICKI (Warsaw) :
Equivalence of hyperbolic structures for interval maps
Hans Henrik RUGH (Warwick):
Dynamical Fredholm determinants for smooth hyperbolic
Local and travel costs (rail and/or APEX flights)
of the participants were covered by the ESF PRODYN programme.
The following doctoral students or post-docs connected
to participating nations
in the ESF PRODYN programme were selected among 40 applicants,
several presented a poster (titles given below):
José Ferreira ALVES
from Paris: Geodesics under homological constraints
from Edinburgh: On almost everywhere strong convergence
of multidimensional continued fraction algorithms
from Genève: Using Birkhoff's cones and projective metrics
to estimate decay of correlations
from Genève: Dynamics of fibered polynomials
from Cambridge: Gradient dynamics of Frenkel-Kontorova
models and invariant measures
from Genève: Classical dynamics of an electron in a
periodic magnetic field
from Groningen: Multifractal analysis of local entropies
for Gibbs and weak Gibbs measures
The metric basin problem and random perturbations
for certain Hénon maps
Entropy of PDEs in extended systems
Ergodic properties of some linear actions
Arrival Sunday afternoon, departure Sunday before lunch.
MORNINGS: (except Sundays) 3 minicourse lectures
(9-9:45, 10-10:45, 11-11:45).
Monday afternoon: poster session.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday research lecture 18:00-18:45.
(Early afternoons: cross country/downhill
skiing - mathematical discussions - informal talks.)
Local facilities include:
Meeting room with an overhead projector and paper board.
Billiard - ping-pong - (non math) library - CD player - NO
computers - NO fax.
HOW TO GET THERE:
CHESA LARET, CH 7514 Sils Maria, Switzerland
Phone: (41 81) 826 52 45
1) Train to Chur (from Zurich) or Bellinzona and Thusis (from Milano).
2) Train from Chur
or Thusis to St-Moritz. (Breathtaking scenery.)
(As an indication, Zurich-Chur-St Moritz is about 200 km, 4 hours by
train or 3 by car. Milano-St Moritz is about 200 km and about 3 hours
by car, 5 1/2 hours by train (through Bellinzona).)
3) Postal bus (or taxi) from St-Moritz to Sils. (20 minutes)
4) The house can be reached by foot from the bus stop (15-20
(Taxis or horse carriages available.)
GOOD FOOTWEAR is a must since there will be snow and ice.
Sils Maria is at 1800 meters altitude.
There might be shorter routes and there
exist several interesting pricing options offered by Swiss railways.
Please check them with your travel agent or the
Swiss railway website.
Indicative price: 2nd class return ticket, Zurich-Sils:
130 Swiss Fr., Geneva-Sils: 230 SFr.